82: Idea to Validation to Launch: MicroConf 2019


March 28th, 2019

25 mins 6 secs

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About this Episode

Derrick and Ben have descended upon Las Vegas for MicroConf and an audience hungry for valuable tips on how to successfully start and grow a business.

Ben will have two Starter Edition sessions: Q & A with Rob Walling and Idea to Validation to Launch: The First 365 Days of Tuple.

Today’s Topics Include:

  • MicroConf Goals: Connect with people, spend quality time with friends; don’t feel guilty or FOMO about not going to all talks
  • Ben’s seeking a designer to replace super-successful Steve Schoger
  • Optimism to Realism: Derrick’s shift in mindset about Level at 2018 vs. 2019 MicroConf
  • Sharing wisdom and giving advice - all of the fun, and none of the hard work
  • Not knowing what makes someone a good fit for Level; let people vote with their dollars
  • Getting more founders into therapy to help their mental health
  • Derrick’s mentor role for TinySeed: The Startup Accelerator Designed for Bootstrappers
  • Tuple’s theme of recurring and expansion charges, but also one churn so far

Links and resources:


Ben Orenstein at MicroConf

Rob Walling

Steve Schoger


Sam Harris

Wistia Soapbox


Art of Product on Twitter

Derrick Reimer Website

Derrick Reimer on Twitter

Ben Orenstein Website

Ben Orenstein on Twitter